Whee Kim

Whee Kim

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 172 (78 kg)
Age: 28 (February 22, 1992)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Dallas, Texas
Family: Single

Education: Yonsei University
Special Interests: Music, movies, fitness
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Dallas, TX, United States


Exempt Status


Career Victories


International Victories (2):
2012 Shinhan Donghae Open [Kor]. 2018 Descente Korea Munsingwear Matchplay [Kor].

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2018 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#8 : 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#98 : 2018 RBC Canadian Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$598,400 : 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Finished 2)

National Team Selections


Asian Games : 2010

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 1)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 136 383 3 2 10 18 64 69 3 $4,794,398
2020 2 6 1 1 $17,258
2019 27 69 1 1 9 17 1 190 $292,773
2018 30 89 2 3 5 16 14 72 $1,920,340
2017 27 72 1 2 5 11 14 2 89 $1,125,368
2016 27 78 1 2 2 14 13 127 $682,662
2015 23 69 1 2 5 13 10 141 $755,998
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC at The Concession
2018 CUT CUT
2017 T50
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2018 T48 75
2017 T34 CUT

Personal


  • Owns a self-taught swing learned from watching youtube.com videos of Tiger Woods' swing and reading Woods' book. Has never used an instructor.
  • Earned a medal in the Asian Games to become exempt from mandatory military duty in South Korea.
  • Attended Shin Sung High School in An Yang, South Korea.
  • Favorite team is the Doosan Bears, a South Korean pro baseball team. Favorite athlete is Ji Sung Park, a pro soccer player who used to compete for Manchester United.
  • Dream foursome would include Ironman, James Bond and the Terminator.